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Meeting Recap

We had a great November meeting! Thank you to Sharon Bergh, Jennifer Boling, Lynn Hanna and Candy Scott, for your fantastic Member University demonstrations.

If you missed the meeting, we’ll catch you up on what’s happening at the IEMQG. Read on for important announcements and some beautiful quilts from our talented members.

2023 Leadership

Our Board election was held this month. Congratulations to our 2023 leadership. We are so grateful for their volunteerism. We still have openings. If you would like to volunteer, please email us at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com . Our 2023 Slate is as follows:

  • President: Candy Scott
  • Co-VP Programs: Jennifer Boling and Laura Greene
  • VP Communications: Patti Reyes
  • Co-Secretary: Debbie Lepper and Debi LoCicero
  • Treasurer: Gayle Bennett
  • Parliamentarian: Open
  • Facilities Chair: Christine Sharp
  • Retreat Chair: Lynn Hanna
  • Block of the Month: Trisha Williams
  • Hospitality: Pat Klassen

Membership

It’s time to renew memberships for 2023. Dues this year are $45 and include a book of 6 tickets for our Opportunity Quilt. Dues may be paid via cash, check, or PayPal. Please use the membership form found on our website right here.

We Need Road to CA Volunteers

If you’re attending Road to California, please consider donating a couple hours of your time to help us get volunteer hours. We need 20 hours total. Donating your time helps us to sell Opportunity Quilt tickets. Please email us at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you can help, and be sure to check out our our Opportunity Quilt here.

Community Outreach Quilt

Our quilt top is finished! A huge thank you to all of our helpers. We now need a name for our quilt, and a few donations to pay for quilting. Please consider donating a few dollars at our next meeting or via PayPal. Name our quilt! If you have an idea for a catchy name, email us. There are prizes involved. Click here to see the finished quilt top.

Announcements

  • Retreat, November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: Total cost is $410 for four nights and meals. Please pay in full. More information in Member’s Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Link goes out the Sunday before. November 14th and 28th from 7 to 9 pm. More information in Member’s Corner.
  • Be sure to check out the MQG Website for important updates. It is not too late to register for QuiltCon or join the Mini Swap.
  • Road to CA Special Exhibit: SCCQG Quilts of California. Deadline to enter is October 24th. Enter Here
  • Road to CA Opportunity Quilt: Volunteers are needed to sell Opportunity Quilt raffle tickets at the show on Friday, and also to help with the show in other ways (ie white gloving, set up, take down). You can earn free admission If you volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours.
  • December 10th Meeting: Holiday Party! More information to come.
  • February 4th Meeting: Guest Speaker, Carolina Oneto
  • June 3rd Meeting: Guest Speaker, Veruschka Zarate of Pride & Joy Quilting

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Meeting Recap

Did you miss our October meeting? Well now you can get caught up with what’s happening at the IEMQG. Read on for important announcements and some eye candy from our members, and don’t forget to Like this post.

It’s Time to Vote!

We owe a big thank you to our nominating committee, Jennifer Boling, Michele Nichols, and Candy Scott, for filling our slate. We will vote on these positions at our November meeting. There are still a few unfilled opportunities for anyone who is interested in joining us. We have lots and lots of fun! The slate is proposed as follows:

  • President – Candy Scott
  • VP Programs – Jennifer Boling and Laura Greene
  • VP Communications – Patti Reyes
  • Secretary – Debbi LoCicero and Debbi Lepper
  • Treasurer – Gayle Bennett
  • Assistant Treasurer – Open
  • Membership and Social Media – Kate McCarthy
  • Parliamentarian – Open
  • Block of the Month – Trisha Williams
  • Hospitality – Pat Klassen
  • Facilities – Christine Sharp
  • Retreat – Lynn Hanna
  • Charity Quilts – Gayle Bennett
  • Opportunity Quilt – Open

Program

Our October program was all about quilt binding. Laura Greene demonstrated a fast and easy way to attach quilt bindings. She gave us tips and tricks for squaring up quilts, and turning perfect corners. She also showed us how to make biased binding, faced binding, scalloped binding and flanged binding.

Announcements

  • QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. Join us and help finish our 2023 QuiltCon quilt. Our last sewing day is Saturday, October 15th from 10am to 3pm at Lake Mathews Community Center. Be sure to save the date! See more information here.
  • Don’t Miss our Retreat, November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: Total cost is $410 for four nights and meals. Please pay in full. More information in Member’s Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Link goes out the Sunday before. October 10th and 24th from 7 to 9 pm. More information in Member’s Corner.
  • QuiltCon Submission Deadline: Monday, October 31st. More info here
  • MQG Sessions: Oct. 13-16, Virtual event, $95 fee. Register at MQG Sessions.
  • Be sure to check out the MQG Website for important updates. It is not too late to register for QuiltCon or join the Mini Swap.
  • Road to CA Special Exhibit: SCCQG Quilts of California. Deadline to enter is October 24th. Enter Here
  • Road to CA Opportunity Quilt: Volunteers are needed to sell Opportunity Quilt raffle tickets at the show on Friday, and also to help with the show in other ways (ie white gloving, set up, take down). You can earn free admission If you volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours.
  • November 5th Meeting: Member University! Sharon Bergh will talk about Bias Markers and Rotary Cutter Care, Jennifer Boling will show us how to Iron on the Bias, Christine Sharp will demonstrate Making a Wallet, and Lynn Hanna will give an Art Book Review
  • December 10th Meeting: Holiday Party! More information to come.
  • February 4th Meeting: Guest Speaker, Carolina Oneto
  • June 3rd Meeting: Guest Speaker, Veruschka Zarate of Pride & Joy Quilting

Charity Quilts

Gayle Bennett showed us some examples of three-yard quilts that our members made for donation to House of Ruth, a national organization serving the Inland Empire, founded in 1976 and opened on November 21, 1977. House of Ruth is a non-profit organization that serves men, women and children who are abused and homeless. If you are interested in making a quilt for House of Ruth, we have fabric for you, or you are welcome to use your own fabric.

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Our talented members never disappoint. Here’s a review of what we were treated to!

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Meeting Recap

Hopefully you didn’t miss our September meeting. It was filled with so much information and inspiration! Just in case you missed it or need a review, read on to see what we learned, what we saw, and what’s upcoming. Also, now is your chance to volunteer!

Our September meeting started out with some helpful scrappy quilting tips. Scrappy quilts are a great way to fully utilize your stash and play with contrast, value and color. While we generally think of scrappy quilts as vintage or traditional, scrappy quilts can definitely be modern. To get some Scrappy Quilting Tips click here.

Christine Sharpe demonstrated her twist on quilted Christmas stockings. The steps are easy: make some Christmas blocks, arrange them into a quilt top in your desired height and width, make a quilt sandwich and quilt it. With right sides together, sew closed and bind the sides and bottom, and box the corners. You can customize your stocking by adding a tab or strap for hanging, or you can even add a drawstring top to make it a project bag. Christine showed us so many clever examples, that we Just may need to schedule a sewing day to try these out! Be sure to view the slide show below for Christine’s wonderfully creative stockings.

Volunteer’s Needed

Our Nominating Committee is looking for a few good volunteers! Would you be willing to contribute? We will have Board positions as well as some other fun opportunities. We are a fun and forgiving group and we strive to support each other, so this is a great opportunity to get your toes wet! Please let us know if you are interested or would like to know more by emailing us at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com

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Our talented members never disappoint!

Carlene Drake (left), Laura Green (right)

Dates to Remember

  • QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. Join us and help make our 2023 QuiltCon quilt. We have two more sewing days at Lake Mathews Community Center. Be sure to save these dates. September 21st and October 15th from 10 am to 3 pm. Learn all about this great opportunity here.
  • Don’t miss our Retreat, November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: Total cost is $410 for four nights and meals. Please pay in full by October 2nd. More information in Members Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Link goes out the Sunday before. September 12th and 26th 7 to 9pm. More information in Member’s Corner.
  • Global Quilt Connection: Sept 17th-18th, 12-3pm PST.
  • Road 2CA Submission Deadline: Monday October 3rd. more info here.
  • QuiltCon Submission Deadline: Monday October 31st. more info here.
  • MQG Sessions: Oct 13-16, Virtual event, $95 fee, Register at MQG Sessions.
  • Be sure to check out the MQG Website for important updates. It is not too late to register for QuiltCon.

Upcoming Meetings

  • October 1st: Laura Green will teach us some useful binding techniques
  • November 5th: Member University and Orphan Block reveal
  • December 10th: Holiday Party!
  • Coming in 2023
    • Carolina Oneto
    • Veruschka Zarate of Pride and Joy Quilting
    • Carrie Bloomston
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August Meeting Recap

SAQA Trunk Show

Thank you to member, Lynn Hanna, for bringing us the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) trunk show that included 40 unique mini art quilts, and showcased a variety of materials, techniques, and subject matter. Members who attended were delighted with a broad spectrum of creativity. There was so much to explore!

Check out this slide show of meeting photos to see all the fun!

Show and Share

We had a fantastic August Show and Share!!! Please check out the slide show below for all the beautiful finishes by our talented members. If you have quilts to share, please email a photo to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com , and if you are attending in person, please bring your show and share items along. We love seeing what you’ve created.

Dates to Remember

  1. QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. Join us and help make our 2023 QuiltCon Quilt. We have scheduled three sewing days at Lake Mathews Community Center. Be sure to save these dates, August 10th, September 21st, and October 15th from 10 am to 3 pm. Learn all about this great opportunity here.
  2. Don’t miss our Retreat, November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: $100 reserves your spot. Total cost is $410 for four nights, meals included. More information in Members’ Corner.
  3. Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Links go out the Sunday before August 8th and 22nd 7pm to 9pm. More information in Members’ Corner.
  4. Be sure to check out the MQG Website for important updates. QuiltCon registration begins on August 16th the catalog is now available.
  5. Check out MQG Virtual Sessions: October 13-16, register on MQG Website.
  6. Dont miss our September 3rd Meeting, at Arlington Public Library and on Zoom. More details to come.

Upcoming Meetings

  • September: Christine Sharpe will teach us to make Holiday Stockings and Patti Reyes will show us a few tips and tricks for making beautiful quilts from scraps
  • October: Laura Green will teach us some useful binding techniques.
  • November: Member University, and… did you adopt orphan blocks at our May meeting? Be ready to share your results in November.
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Happy Independence Day!

Our July meeting featured our Roundabout Quilt Challenge Reveal (below), and, Wow! What talented members we have. Do you have a Favorite? They’re all fantastic!

July Meeting Recap

Kim Wingert

Announcements

We have lots of upcoming opportunities to engage with our great membership. Save these important dates and join us!

  • Next General Meeting August 6th, 2 pm, Arlington Library 9556 Magnolia Ave, Riverside. We will have a SAQA Trunk Show. Don’t miss this opportunity to see dozens of wonderful mini art quilts. While we’re enjoying their beauty we’ll take time to discuss techniques used and what makes them successful.
  • QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. We need your help making our 2023 QuiltCon Quilt. We have scheduled three sewing days at Lake Mathews Community Center. Be sure to save these dates, August 10th, September 21st, and October 15th from 10 am to 3 pm. Learn all about this great opportunity here.
  • It’s never too late to make a Sew Powerful Purse. You can give your finished purse to Laura Green before August 4th or you can deliver it yourself. Get all the details at www.sewpowerful.org
  • Don’t miss our Retreat November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: $100 reserves your spot. Total cost is $410 for four nights, meals included. More information in Members’ Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Links go out the Sunday before July 11th and 25th 7pm to 9pm. More information in Members’ Corner.
  • Global Quilt Connection Sampler Platter: Save the dates for this free on-line event Saturday and Sunday, June 30th and 31st, 12 to 3 pm PST.
  • Orphan Block Reveal. Did you adopt an orphan block or two at our May meeting? If so, get ready to show us how you repurposed it at our November 5th meeting.

Show and Share

Check out our fantastic July Show and Share items. If you have quilts to share, please email a photo to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com. If you’re planning to attend our meeting in person, be sure to bring your show and share items along.

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June Meeting Recap and Workshop Opportunity

What an Inspirational meeting we had in June! In her lecture, “Spontaneous Creation and Inspiration”, our guest speaker, Sheila Frampton Cooper, shared her early artistic endeavors and quilting journey which started with the “Linus Project”. She took us through her move abroad, the evolution of her improvisational art and quilts, and her hand dyed fabrics. She showed many of her beautiful quilts in different stages of development giving us a clue into her upcoming workshop. You can see more of Sheila’s wonderful quilts and art work on her website zoombaby.com

After Sheila’s lecture, We Celebrated our 6th Birthday!!! Thank you to our President, Candy Scott who spoiled us with delicious mini bundt cakes for all!

Congratulations to our new member Barbara Dawson, our membership raffle winner.

Workshop Details

Please Join us for Sheila Frampton Cooper’s workshop, “Lines and Curves”. Sheila will guide us through the process of designing our own quilt with little or no pre-planning. She’ll discuss basic design and composition, color and value, quilting, and most importantly, we’ll learn to trust our instincts!!

Class Details: $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers, July 3rd and 10th, 10 am to 1 pm on Zoom. Pay Via PayPal. Email us to let us know you’re signing up or with any questions at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Supply List

We will be making our own unique quilt similar to the one pictured below.

  • 100% cotton solids. Make sure to have light, medium, and dark values for each color you plan to use. Solid fat quarter bundles with color gradients work well.
  • Try to have at least a yard of background fabric, in several shades or cream/taupe.
  • Basic sewing supplies: sewing machine, thread, rotary cutter, mat, seam ripper, iron, spray bottle, sketch book and pencil, flannel design wall.

For more information about supplies and fabric selection please visit zoombaby.com

Announcements

Be sure to save the dates below and join us for some quilty fun!

Email us any time at iemoderquiltguild.com with questions.

  • Next General Meeting July 2nd, 2 pm, Arlington Library 9556 Magnolia Ave, Riverside.
  • Roundabout Challenge: Due at July Meeting. Details on website. Bring your quit to the meeting and email us a photo for our members on Zoom.
  • Raffle Basket: It is overflowing with goodies that could be yours! Tickets will be on sale at the July meeting. The winner will be picked at the July meeting.
  • Volunteers Needed: to sell Opportunity Quilt tickets at the Long Beach Quilt Festival, Thursday August 4th through Saturday August 6th.
  • QuiltCon Community Challenge: Help us make a group quilt for QuiltCon. This year’s theme is Color Shift, and we’ve scheduled some sewing days. Save the dates and join us: Aug. 10th, Sept. 21, and Oct. 15. More info to come. For more information please go to http://QuiltCon.com and select Quilt Show, Challenges.
  • QuiltCon Challenges: The MQG has announced several individual challenges for QuiltCon 2023. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate! use the same link above.
  • Sew Powerful Purses: Please consider making a purse for African women and girls to carry their feminine hygiene products to and from school and work. The pattern and more information can be found at www.sewpowerful.org. You can give your purse to Laura Green at the July meeting.
  • Don’t miss our Retreat on November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: $100 reserves your spot. Total cost is $410 for four nights and meals. more information in Member’s Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: June 13th and 27th, 7 to 9 pm.
  • Join our 12 x 12 Challenge: Contact iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com
  • Global Quilt Connection Sampler Platter: July 30th and 31st from 12 to 3pm Pacific Time
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Don’t Miss Our June Speaker and Workshop!

Award Winning Fiber Artist, Sheila Frampton Cooper (aka Zoombaby)

We are thrilled to have Los Angeles native, Sheila Frampton Cooper speak to us via Zoom. We will be meeting in-person at Arlanza Library and on Zoom.

When Sheila creates, she revels in the spontaneous. Her free-form process with its surprising twists and turns inevitably delivers her to a place of unfiltered originality where her bold work unapologetically commands attention. she is inspired by the beautiful shapes and colors found in nature as well as the graphic structure of metropolitan cities.

Sheila’s talk “Spontaneous Creation and Inspiration” will be fun and loaded with eye candy! She will go deep into her process, discussing color, inspiration, and the approaches she engages. She’ll share student work, work from other artists, and she’ll show us what makes a piece successful.

Meeting Details: In person and on Zoom, June 4th, 2 pm, Arlanza Library, 8267 Philbin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503. Join early at 1:30 pm for social time.

Sign up for Sheila’s on-line, 2-day Workshop!

In Sheila’s class, Lines and Curves we will explore the mystery and excitement of creating a quilt with little or no plan. We’ll discuss basic design and composition, color and value, quilting, and most importantly, we will learn to trust our instincts. We will combine thick and thin lines with curved pieces and assemble a quilt top in rows. There are infinite possibilities! Sheila will demonstrate construction techniques for sewing curved seams and discuss some of the challenges we may run into with spontaneous design and piecing.

Class Details: $45 for members, $55 for non-members. July 3rd and 10th, 10 am to 1 pm. Pay via PayPal. Email us with questions at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

To learn more about Sheila Frampton Cooper and this workshop visit www.zoombaby.com

Its our Birthday!

Join us in person if you can because we’re celebrating!

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President’s Message

Greetings Modern Quilters!

Welcome new members! I’m so excited to see all the new faces at our meetings and even at Zoom Drop-in Sew. We do our best to welcome everyone whether you are new to quilting, an experienced quilter, or somewhere in between. We are so glad that you have found us.

This month we are celebrating our 7th Birthday. Our June meeting will be a hybrid meeting (in person at Arlington Library and on Zoom) with guest speaker, Sheila Frampton Cooper speaking to us via zoom. Sheila will also teach a 2-half-day class via Zoom on July 3rd and 10th, and we will join from our own sewing rooms. Remember to sign up early, as the class is limited to the first 20 quilters. The price is $45 for guild members and $55 for non-members.

It is hard to believe that we are already in May, 2022. Wasn’t QuiltCon just a few weeks ago? What a great turn-out of IEMQG members we had, and I’m already looking forward to next February 22-26, 2023 when we meet in Atlanta.

Speaking of QuiltCon 2023, be on the lookout for email from the MQG with a schedule of classes, lectures and sign-up dates. There will be a separate email regarding hotel reservations. The MQG block of rooms sells out quickly, so now is the time to start planning.

May Meeting Recap

Our May meeting was in person at the Lake Mathews Community Center where we were able to share ideas for up-cycling our left over quilt blocks (orphan blocks) and even swap a few blocks. Our talented members shared bags, pouches, rug mugs, pin cushions, pillow tops and even quilts made with left over blocks. Members also brought their left over blocks to the meeting for adoption by others who left the meeting inspired to give the adopted orphan blocks new life. It will be fun to see what members do with their adopted blocks. Maybe we’ll see some get turned in to Sew Powerful Purses! Go to www.sewpowerful.org to learn more about how these purses keep African girls in school! Give your finished purse to Laura Green before our August meeting.

Announcements

  • We need volunteers to help sell Opportunity Quilt tickets at the Long Beach International Quilt Festival August 4th – 6th. Email us at iemodernquiltguild@iemqguild.com
  • Don’t miss our Retreat on November 7th-10th at Vina De Lestonnac, $100 reserves your spot. Total cost is $410 for four nights and all meals.
  • Join our 12 x 12 Challenge! learn more at 6 pm before Drop-in Sew.
  • Please consider making a Sew Powerful Purse for African girls. These easy-to make purses keep girls in school! Get the free pattern and see how important these purses are at www.sewpowerful.org Finished purses can be given to Laura Green for delivery.
  • Submit your MQG Make-a Difference Challenge quilts by August 8th. Go to the MQG Website for all the details. This year the theme is OCEANS to support Oceana, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the worlds oceans on a global Scale.
  • Keep an eye on your email for QuiltCon announcements from the MQG!

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April Meeting Recap and Important Dates

All About Curves!

Our April meeting was in person and well attended! We had so much fun learning to sew curves! Guild secretary, Lynn Hanna, taught us to make gentle improve curves by overlapping two pieces of fabric, cutting a gentle curve via rotary cutter, and then sewing with right sides together. It was really that simple! Programs Vice President, Laura Greene, showed us how to turn fabric under for appliqu├ęd curves using card stock for a pattern and aluminum foil for turning the fabric. We all left the meeting having mastered rolling hills and beautiful sunsets. These new skills are sure to help us with our July Round About Challenge .

Block of the Month

Evie revealed the April Block of the Month (BOM), and explained that her inspiration for this year’s BOM program comes from modern architecture. Read more about the BOM Here. You will find all the BOM patterns in Member’s Corner.

Join us in May for our Collage Workshop!

Please join us Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Lake Mathews Community Center for a sure-to-be-fun no-sewing Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews (supply list below). Barbara will share all her tips and tricks and you may end up with a “ready-to-quilt” project by the end of class. Please RSVP to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Our meeting will follow. We’ll share creative ways to up-cycle orphan blocks.

Collage Workshop Supplies
  • A pattern (available in most quilt stores, Etsy, and Amazon) or draw you own!
  • A good variety of scrap fabrics
  • Plenty of Steam-a-Seam 2 (enough for all your applied fabrics- 3 or 4 yards)
  • A light weight, non-woven fusible interfacing (at least as big as your pattern)
  • a Sharpie and #2 pencil
  • Good fabric scissors (like Karen K Buckley, sufficient for making detailed fabric cuts)
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Please email us if you have questions!!!

Dates to Remember

  • April 11th and 25th – Drop-in Sew 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Check Members Corner and your email for Zoom Link
  • April 16th – Meet and Eat via Zoom – Drop-in sew, eat, and Show-and-Share,
  • May 7th – 9:00 am Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews and 2:00 pm General Meeting IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Community Room
  • June 4th – General Meeting in person at Arlington Library and via Zoom. Guest Speaker Sheila Frampton Cooper and IEMQG Birthday Celebration
  • July 2nd – Round About Challenge Reveal. Click here for details. Round About Challenge
  • November 7-10 – Retreat at Vina De Lestonnac. $410 per person includes all meals and lodging. Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit. Registration form in Members Corner

Show and Share

Some of our talented members showed quilts with curves. Lots of inspiration for the Round About Challenge.

Show and Share was overflowing with inspiration.

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March Meeting Recap

Dates to Remember

  • March 19th 11:30 – Meet and Eat at Riverside Heritage Museum.
  • March 14th and 28th – Drop-in Sew. Check Members Corner for Zoom link.
  • March 19th and 20th – Global Quilt Connection Sampler Platter. Watch your email for Zoom link.
  • April 2nd – General Meeting, Curves Workshop . IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Community Room, 16453 El Sobrante Rd, Riverside, Ca 92503. Room opens at 1:30.
  • May 7th – Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews and General Meeting. IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Communtiy Room – Workshop starts at 9:00 am Meeting starts at 2:00 pm.
  • June 4th – General Meeting via Zoom. Guest Speaker “Sheila Frampton Cooper” and IEMQG 5th Birthday Celebration.
  • July 2nd – General Meeting Roundabout Challenge!
  • November 7 – Retreat at Vina De Lestonnac – Reservation Form in Members Corner.

Consider Volunteering!

We are looking for a few creative helpers to organize fundraisers. Whether its organizing and collection of handcrafted items for a boutique sale, or making a raffle basket for bi-monthly raffles, we need your ideas, creativity and elbow grease. If you think you can help please contact email us iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com .

Looking for a Challenge? Enter a contest!

Guest Speaker, Stephanie Hackney

Guest Speaker, Stephanie Hackney of Hobbs Batting

Our March speaker, Stephanie Hackney of Hobbs Batting, gave us all the resources we need to pick batting for any project. She recommended that we answer five basic questions when choosing batting for a project. What are you making? What do you want the finished surface to look like? Who is it for? How will it be used? And Where will it be used? If you need a highly durable batting, then she recommends that you consider using polyester. It is strong, shrink resistant, and non allergenic. Because it doesn’t shrink it provides a smooth finish. Cotton is a great choice for warm climates, and because it tends to shrink a bit, it will provide a crinkled texture to a finished quilt . It can be purchased with a built in stabilizer referred to as scrim which helps retain its shape. Wool while best known for the warmth it provides, is the perfect batting for show quilts since it doesn’t retain creases, but it can shrink and felt and should only be laundered in cold water. Silk batting, while a little more delicate, is know for its wonderful drape and is the perfect batting for clothing. For more information about batting visit http://www.hobbsbatting.com